Mumbai, May 10, 2010: The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced the winners of the technical award categories for IIFA Awards 2010. 3 Idiots won 8 of the categories of the technical awards.
Sujoy Ghosh’s, Aladin and the Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone starrer, Love Aaj Kal also garnered 2 awards each. The awards will be presented to the winners at the 11th IIFA Awards that will be held on 5 June in Colombo, Sri Lanka, this year.
3 Idiots clearly managed to uphold its position with Abhijat Joshi, Rajkumar Hirani & Vidhu Vinod Chopra taking the award for the Best Screenplay, C.K. Muraleedharan ISC for Best Cinematography, followed by Rajukumar Hirani and Abhijat Joshi for Best Dialogue, Sanjay Wandrekar, Atul Raninga & Shantanu Moitra for Best Background Score and Rajkumar Hirani for Best Editing. To add to the feathers in its cap, the movie won Best Sound Recording – Bishwadeep Chatterjee & Nihal Ranjan Samal, Best Song Recording – Bishwadeep Chatterjee & Sachi K Sanghvi and the Best Sound Re-recording by Anup Dev.
The popular dance moves from Love Aaj Kal won Bosco Caesar the Best Choreography Award, while the Best Costume Designing went to Anahita Shroff & Dolly Ahluwalia, for the same movie. Sabu Cyril got the Best Art Direction and Charles Darby (Eyecube Labs) won Best Special Effects (Visual) for Alladin. Sham Kaushal was favoured with the Best Action Award for Kaminey and undoubtedly deserving was the Best Makeup Award to international make-up artists, Christien Tinsley & Dominie Till for Paa.
The winners were chosen based on an industry voting for the IIFA Awards 2010, held in March. The auditing firm of the IIFAs and the Oscars, PriceWaterhouse Coopers, audited the results of this industry voting.